Friends of Manufacturing

Survey: 1 in 4 local manufacturers plans to hire in next 6 months


More local manufacturers, buoyed by optimism about the economy, plan to add employees compared with last year, according to a survey released Tuesday.

Twenty-five percent of factory executives said they expect to increase their payrolls in the next six months. That’s an improvement over May 2016, when 17 percent said they planned to hire.

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